The popular name Dekopon 🄬 was named after this protrusion of the fruit stalk. The pericarp is yellow-orange, 3.5-5 mm thick, thin for large fruits, flexible and easy to peel, and there is little floating skin. It is completely colored in early December, the flesh is orange, and the sac is thin and soft. The sugar content of the fruit juice is about 13 to 14%, the acid content is about 1% during the appropriate ripening period, and the ripening period is from February to March, and the taste is extremely good. It is a male sterile type non-nucleus.
Farmers in the Arida area of Wakayama Prefecture grow and work with this excellent fruit as carefully as their own children, like the children of the energetic sun.
The Arida River flows from the foot of Mt. Koya to the Kii Channel, and the regional collective trademark “Arida Mikan”, which boasts a history of about 450 years, is cultivated in the mountains on the left and right. Taking advantage of the location with little flat land, 90% of the cultivated land is citrus fruits centered on Satsuma mandarin, which is blessed with a warm climate and introduced institutional cultivation to deliver citrus fruits to consumers nationwide all year round. We are advancing. The production of Satsuma mandarin accounts for 10% of the whole country, and it seems that JA is of course the largest in Japan, and Wakayama Prefecture, which also includes neighboring production areas, is the center of production. Along with many citrus fruits, fruits such as grapes, japanese medlar, kiwifruit, plum, vegetables such as cherry tomato, garlic, shishito green pepper, flowering trees such as spray chrysanthemum, sweet pea, roses, chloranthus glaber Makino, and japanese in the mountains. Pepper is the largest producer in Japan, and paddy rice is also cultivated while preserving the terraced paddy field (Aragi Island: Shimizu, Aridagawa Town, Arida District) and rural landscapes.